Solutions And Benefits Cloud Computing Provides For Small Business Owners
Cloud Computing is the concept which has emerged as a solution for every second small and medium business
Cloud Computing is the concept which has emerged as a solution for every second small and medium business as it helps them to earn decent profit and reach to the next level of growth. Earlier most of the small businesses which were dependent on information technology were struggling to sustain their growth as they were not able to meet their operational expenses. They were compelled to invest on costly IT infrastructure and resources such as physical servers and networking as well as IT technicians to manage them even when they were not having enough use of those resources and losing a huge amount in the name of operational expenses. It is just like that you can eat the food of $2 but you have the only option of buying food of $10. So you lose straight away $8 every time without using that in optimum member. It not only was hampering their growth but compelled many owners to shut down their operations because of non profitability and not meeting even their break even.
There were other problems as well. Like small business owners (including women owned businesses) always used to struggle to maintain the multi backup of their data so that they can prevent the situation of data loss in case of PC failure. People were bounded with the office location as they can't visit globally with the confidential data in a pen drive and work upon them at public places. Data Security was another concern for the business houses. Small business owners were also compelled to hire IT technicians to maintain the IT infrastructure.
Many companies have emerged with the cloud computing concept to remove these complications.
1. Pay as per the requirement
Cloud computing vendors are used to provide the services on sharing basis and do charge them accordingly. These are services basically based upon Virtual environment technologies such as VMware. So, now small businesses are not required to worry about purchasing a big lot and utilizing only 30% of it. They can pay as per the requirement and can save a lot of money to get it invested somewhere else if required. People can also go for dedicated servers which mean it is not been shared with other clients and exclusively created for them. Still it is much cheaper than the physical server.
2. Monthly payment for the subscription
At the same time vendors are used to provide the services on monthly subscription basis which means small business owners are free to unsubscribe the services whenever they want if they are not satisfied with the services of the Vendors.
3. Anytime Global Access
Client are free to go anywhere and can access their data at any point of time as the data is stored at a central place and one can work on that even while sitting in the cyber cafe. As the person is not required to download the data on the desktop and he can use it on the virtual desktop being created exclusively for him on the virtual servers.
4. Free Technical Support:
Cloud Computing service provider do charge them on the basis of the space been provided on the Virtual server but they also provide free 24/7 technical support in case you are not able to access your data.
5. Data Security
Cloud computing service providers are used to store data in highly secured data center with highly upgraded anti-virus and anti hacking technologies which makes data secure for the client and remove the worries about Data vulnerability and Data theft.
6. Data Backup
Client can enjoy the benefit of last 30 days free data backup which saves him in case of any disaster. As data is stored centrally it cannot get affected even if client's PC gets crashed.
It seems cloud computing has given many small business owners a hope to grow and get bigger with the time with the improved growth and better resources management. People can count on cloud computing services as there are many providers in the competition and it is making the prices cheaper and removing the monopoly. Now small businesses can enjoy good quality cloud computing services with the reasonable prices. By cloud computing businesses they will be able to cut the operational costs.
William smith is IT analyst at Real Time Data Services. The company is major QuickBooks application service provider with specialization in accounting, tax and CRM application hosting and cloud computing. The company is the largest Hosted QuickBooks service provider in the cloud environment. http://www.myrealdata.com